i have code po851 park/neutral switch low need location of switch on 2006 Subaru Baja

do you know why a stick shift car would have a park /netral switch and can i bypass it {seemingly does nothing except set a code o0n the computer}

by in South Lake Tahoe, CA on October 27, 2012
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2 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by , October 27, 2012
its on the clutch peddle to keep it from starting til the peddle is depressed. it can be bypassed, but then the car will start while its in any gear.
COMMENT by , October 27, 2012
I worked on cars since 1993 and never seen a clutch peddle. What was the clutch supposed to peddle?
COMMENT by , October 28, 2012
OMG!! WTF.........LOL....LMAO........ but it did take me more than 3 seconds to 'get it' for that I am embarrased.Have you guys been infected with the ziptie virus?
ANSWER by , October 27, 2012
it is under the dashboard above the clutch pedal, you will find a switch connected to a wiring harness. its purpose is to prevent starting the vehicle unless the clutch is disengaged. I worked on cars since 1993 and honestly never saw a clutch peddle...what was it peddling?
COMMENT by , November 14, 2012
the clutch switch is fine NOT the problem i was hopeing for a subaru tech that was skilled and had facts